Monday, August 27, 2018

New Friends New Life Announces Keynote Speaker

New Friends New Life, a nonprofit organization that restores and empowers formerly trafficked and sexually exploited women, teens, and children, announces Mandy Moore, a Grammy® and Golden Globe® nominated actress, singer and songwriter, will speak at the New Friends New Life Luncheon, celebrating the organization’s 20th anniversary. “Stand for Her” is the theme of this year’s luncheon, scheduled on Friday, Nov. 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the OMNI Dallas Hotel, 555 S. Lamar St.  Honorary luncheon chairs are Marla and Mike Boone, and luncheon co-chairs are Connie Kleinert Babikian, McCall Cravens and Jill Meyer.
McCall Cravens, NFNL CEO Kim Robinson, Connie Kleinhart Babikian, Jill Meyer

 Moore stars on the critically acclaimed NBC show This Is Us. Her portrayal of Rebecca, which spans several decades, earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination. She enjoys versatility in a career marked by memorable performances not only in primetime television but also in independent features and studio films. In 2002, Moore earned an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance for her role in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ A Walk to Remember, which went on to become a cult classic. Additional film credits include License to Wed opposite Robin Williams and John Krasinski; and Because I Said So opposite Diane Keaton; She also voiced “Rapunzel” in Disney’s animated series Tangled. Most recently she can be seen in Freestyle’s thriller 47 Meters Down. Upcoming in film, she will star in Twentieth Century Fox’s sci-fi thriller The Darkest Minds.
Mandy Moore

In 2008, Moore joined the global health organization PSI (Population Services International) as a Global Ambassador. On her first trip with PSI, she helped launch a distribution of 3 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets in South Sudan.  The initiative, a partnership with the Southern Sudanese Ministry of Health and with funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria ensured that pregnant women and newborn babies are better protected from deadly disease. In 2010 and 2011, Moore helped raise more than $2.2 million for PSI through the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Netscampaign to support nationwide net distributions in the Central African Republic and Cameroon. In 2011, Moore was chosen by the UN as a Malaria Champion alongside President George W. Bush, Ban Ki Moon, Awa Coll Seck and more. In Trinidad, Tobago and India, Moore helped raise awareness of the impact gender-based violence has on women and families. Moore has been a featured speaker at Women Deliver, Clinton Global Initiative University and was a Young Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Honorary Luncheon Chairs Mike and Marla Boone
“Mandy Moore’s passion for her work and the causes she supports is both inspiring and empowering,” said Kim Robinson, CEO, New Friends New Life. In “This Is Us, we see real life. We see non-traditional families who learn they can face life’s trials and tribulations with a solid support system. This empowering message, coupled with Mandy’s global humanitarian work and her personal endorsements encouraging women to take charge and stand up for themselves, makes her the ideal speaker for our 20th anniversary luncheon.”

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